Archive for February 12th, 2010

Rewind: The Week in Rock Daily

February 12th, 2010
Photo: Mazur/WireImage The Who rocked Super Bowl XLIV with an explosive medley. Rolling Stone talked with Pete Townshend for the inside scoop, then relived the 12-minute concert in our photo gallery. Plus, check out fans’ reaction to the Super Bowl set. It took all day to unveil the 2010 Bonnaroo lineup, but it was worth the wait as Jay-Z, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder and Dave Matthews Band were revealed as this year’s headliners. Meanwhile, Eric Clapton ...

Weekend Rock List: Valentine’s Day Mixtape

February 12th, 2010
Photo: Michael Ochs Archive/GettyLove it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. What do you do when the boxes of chocolate are all sold out, the price of roses is astronomical and all the good restaurants are booked? You make a mixtape, of course. For this long weekend’s Rock List, we’re calling upon the Rolling Stone readers to help craft the perfect V-Day mix. Tell us the ONE essential song you’d include, ...

Famous Rock Couples on the Cover of Rolling Stone

February 12th, 2010
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz Rolling Stone’s cover has hosted dozens of famous rock couples, from John and Yoko to Pamela and Tommy. Check them out this Valentine’s Day weekend here: • Dynamic Duos: Couples and Collaborators on the Cover of Rolling Stone

Flashback: Battle of the “Boys”

February 12th, 2010
Want a surefire hit single? Here’s a tip: put the word “boy” in the title. Take for instance the new video for Rihanna’s “Rude Boy,” which as Rolling Stone noted bites M.I.A.’s “Boyz.” It doesn’t just work for song titles; look what happened when Katy Perry named her album One of the Boys. In this week’s Flashback, we look back at the greats, from Britney Spears’ “Boys” to Beyoncé’s “Baby Boy.” Watch all the videos, ...

Peter Gabriel Won’t Attend Genesis’ Rock Hall Induction

February 12th, 2010
Photo: Gershoff/WireImageWhen the members of Genesis reunite next month at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Peter Gabriel won’t be by their side. Rock Hall president Joel Peresman announced yesterday that Gabriel will not attend the event on March 15th in New York, the AP reports. The news confirms what Gabriel told Rolling Stone last month — that he was skeptical about performing with his old bandmates. “I learned at our last reunion ...

Preview the New “We Are the World,” Plus Meet Nine-Year-Old Singer Ethan Bortnick

February 12th, 2010
The 25th anniversary remake of “We Are the World,” which debuts tonight during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, features more than 70 performers including Kanye West, Brian Wilson, Pink and Celine Dion (the video is now available on the song’s official YouTube channel and on iTunes). But only one member of the choir overslept for his third-grade exam this week. Nine-year-old Ethan Bortnick, a singer and pianist from Florida and Tonight Show vet ...

Watch the White Stripes’ “Dead Leaves and Dirty Ground” From “Under Nova Scotian Lights”

February 12th, 2010
The White Stripes’ mammoth Under Great White Northern Lights limited-edition box set, which documents the duo’s trek across Canada in 2007, will be released on March 16th. The set includes a DVD of the Stripes’ 10th anniversary show, dubbed Under Nova Scotian Lights, and today Spinner debuted the set’s video of “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground.” Filmed in stark black-and-white, Under Nova Scotian Lights is exclusive to the box set, which will also feature ...

Guns n’ Roses Surprise Fashion Week With Set at Former CBGB

February 12th, 2010
Raglin/WireImage Axl Rose promised some “surprise gigs” at the tail end of a verbal assault on a fan, and Guns n’ Roses wasted no time making good on the frontman’s promise. The band staged a late-night performance at the John Varvatos boutique in New York City — a.k.a. the former home of CBGB — as part of Fashion Week festivities last night. More than an hour after Breaking band Alberta Cross warmed up the ...

Gwen Stefani: No Doubt Are “Having Fun,” Rocking ’80s Hits in the Studio

February 12th, 2010
Photo: Morigi/WireImage Gwen Stefani’s Fashion Week presentation Thursday at Milk Studios wasn’t just a preview of her military and punk-inspired fall line for L.A.M.B. — it was also a sneak peek of what’s brewing in the singer’s head for the next No Doubt album. First was her choice of a DJ: Jeremy Healy from Haysi Fantayzee (of “Shiny, Shiny” fame), who had mash-up duties on her 2006 single “Wind It Up” (combining her song with “The Lonely ...